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Lauki or Dudhi is a summer vegetable or summer squash, so it is cooked with a lot during these months.

Dudhi is very easy to digest and has high water content, making it a great vegetable for the elderly.


  • 250 g bottle gourd
  • 5-6tbsp
  • 50 gmawa or khoya
  • 4 tbspghee
  • 1 tspcardamom powder
  • 2-3 tbspchopped nuts like almonds and pistachio
  • ¾ cupmilk
  • Heavy based frying pan or kadai
  • Grater


  • Peel the dudhi and grate.
  • Heat ghee in heavy bottom kadai or pan and add grated dudhi.
  • Keep stirring on medium heat, then add milk.
  • Lower the heat and let it cook till the milk dries up. it will take 15-20 minutes. You can see ghee will separate from the dudhi.
  • Now add sugar, keep stirring till the mixture thickens.
  • Add grated mawa or khoya at this stage, mix very well.
  • Keep stirring, add cardamom powder and nuts.
  • Once again mix well and turn off the heat.
  • Serve hot or cold.

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